Cop Can't Remember Taking Missing Pic in Coma Beating Case (Patch.com)
Sunday July 22nd, 2012
The trial of a New Lenox man charged with punching a Joliet man into a coma during a bar fight ground to a halt when a Mokena Detective said he had shot a photo of the defendant's hand that no one can seem to find.
Will County Judge Sarah Jones gave the Mokena police 11 days to come up with the missing picture. The police couldn't find it, and attorneys for the New Lenox man, 23-year-old Joseph Messina, moved for a mistrial.
Then on Thursday, the same detective said he now can't remember whether he shot the photo after all.